Dennis Seay v. 3M Company, et al.


09/29/15 – 10/08/15


A South Carolina state court jury slammed Texas-based materials company Celanese Corp. with a $14 million verdict on Thursday in a lawsuit brought by the family of a machinist who died of cancer after being exposed to asbestos while working at a polyester fiber plant in the 1970's.

The family of Dennis Seay, who died of mesothelioma in 2014 at the age of 70, was awarded $12 million in compensatory damages and $2 million in punitive damages following a 13-day trial. A second defendant in the case, gasket seller John Crane Inc., was cleared of all liability by the unanimous jury, according to a Courtroom View Network webcast of the proceedings.

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Phase 1 - Verdict for plaintiff $12,000,000.00

Phase 2 - Punitive damages $2,000,000.00


Recording Disclaimer: This proceeding was recorded in full.

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